Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Curriculum
- Radioactive iodine therapy supervised and administered by the endocrinology division
- Dedicated inpatient intensive glycemic control service is not dependent on fellows (run by a faculty member and a nurse practitioner)
- Subspecialty clinics in:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Thyroid ultrasound and biopsy
- Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
- Pediatric metabolic bone disease
- Dedicated rotations in pediatric endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology
- Participation in “Endocrine University” in the second year resulting in:
- Thyroid ultrasound accreditation
- Bone density measurement certification
- Insulin pump and sensor hands-on instruction
- Travel to national meeting once a year (AACE first year; Endocrine Society second year)
- Rotation every other month between inpatient and outpatient services for both years
- Protected research time and introduction to research course
- Major role in the clinical teaching of medical students and residents on the endocrine elective
Your outpatient experience in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism allows you to participate in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making and maintain three weekly continuity clinics.
Inpatient work will focus on consultative endocrinology, gaining experience in other areas of endocrinology, including nuclear medicine, osteoporosis clinic, and insulin pump therapy. You will also have a two week rotation in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
You will also play a role in clinical research. As part of your own research experience, you will analyze background information in a specific area, propose a research project, and begin to obtain preliminary data under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Your outpatient experience will include follow-up of your patients from the previous year, plus new consultations.
You will also have a month-long rotation in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric-metabolic bone disease clinic.
You will continue your work with the osteoporosis clinic, insulin pump therapy, and nuclear medicine, and move forward with your own research project.